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Bio | Ayesha Green


Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu

Born 1987

Lives and works in Ōtepoti Dunedin, NZ

“In her studio-based practice, Ayesha Green sustains a provocative engagement with processes of reproduction. By her own admission, Green utilises mimicry and copying to undermine the authority of symbolic objects, questioning the authenticity of their claims to power. While giving precedence to source material from the era of first contact between Māori and Pakēha, Green continues to draw on a wide range of references. Attempting to transmute the power of inherited objects and images by establishing new reading’s, Green thus pushes back at European-centric practices of anthropology and classification, and the demonstrable military and cultural domination of our shared colonial history.”

Elle Loui August, Matters Art Journal Aotearoa: Issue 8 (2018)

Ayesha Green (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) is an artist based in Ōtepoti. She graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts from Wintec in 2009 and went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts from Elam in 2013. In 2016 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts specalising in Museums and Cultural Heritage. In August 2019 she was announced the winner of the National Contemporary Art Awards, judged by Fiona Pardington and hosted by the Waikato Museum. Recent exhibitions include: Strands, The Dowse Art Museum (2019); Tuia - Southern Encounters, The Hocken Gallery (2019); Elizabeth the First, Jhana Millers (2019); Living Portraits: Mata Raurangi, Auckland Art Gallery (2019); Two Oceans at Once, ST Paul St Gallery (2019). She is currently on the Board of Trustees for The Blue Oyster Art Project Space and is a member of Paemanu, Ngai Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Collective.


Education

GradDipArt, Specialising in Museums and Cultural Heritage, University of Auckland, 2016

MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, UoA, 2014

PGDipFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, UoA, 2013

BMA, Waikato Institute of Technology, 2009


Selected exhibitions
2019

Strands, The Dowse Art Musuem, Lower Hutt

Tuia - Southern Encounters, The Hocken Gallery

National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Elizabeth the First, Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington

You Had Fun Experience, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

Living Portraits: Mata Raurangi, Auckland Art Gallery

Modern People, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Two Oceans at Once, ST Paul St Gallery, Auckland

2018

Māori Girl, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin

EAST 2018, Hastings City Art Gallery

(Un)Conditional Series, The Melbourne Art Fair, The Suter Gallery, The Physics Room

Alma Venus, Corbans Estate Art Centre, Auckland

2017

Here and Now, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland

Summa Pete, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

The Spirit of the Thing Given, RM Gallery Auckland

Biographies of Transition: Too Busy to Think, ArtSpace, Auckland

On The Grounds, Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland


Scholarships/Awards/Residencies

2019 Winner, the National Contemporary Art Awards

Blue Oyster Winter Residency, December 2018

Te Arerenga Residency, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, July 2017

Finalist in the New Zealand Paint and Printmaking Awards 2017

Seagers Walters, Mirage Gallery (Winner), 2016

Finalist in the New Zealand Paint and Printmaking Awards 2013


Collections

The Dowse Art Museum

The Stevenson Collection

Wallace Arts Trust

St Johns Theological College


Selected Reviews/Essays

Arts News New Zealand, Summer 2019. Text by Lucy Jackson

Art Collector, Issue 89, 2019. Text by Francis McWhannell

Hamster, Issue 4, May 2019. Text by Tia Pohatu

Art New Zealand, Issue 169, Autumn 2019. Text by Edward Hanfling

Matters Aotearoa, Issue 8, 2019. Text by Elle Loui

Art Collector, Issue 84, April 2018. Text by Lucinda Bennett

ArtZone, Issue 70, July 2017. Text by Lily Hacking